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Southern Miss News Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today's email includes news releases about nursing Assistant Professor Rebecca Newton being chosen for the inaugural Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp and a technology program sponsored by the Institute for Disability Studies that will provide training webinars and internships for young adults with disabilities. In addition, Psychology Professor Michael Madson is available to discuss legislation under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives directed toward the nation's opioid crisis.

Media inquiries can be directed to Van Arnold at 601.266.5568 or van.arnoldFREEMississippior David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 or d.g.tisdaleFREEMississippi

Today's Top Story

USM Nursing Professor Chosen for Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp

Rebecca Newton, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been chosen to participate in the inaugural AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp: From Content to Action,set for July 9-12 in Austin, Texas. Newton is one of 30 nursing faculty from across the nation – and the only educator from Mississippi -- selected for the bootcamp.

In keeping with its strategic goal to serve as the driving force for innovation and excellence in academic nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) launched the initiative to provide new opportunities for nursing faculty to leverage the latest technology to enhance learning in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.

Additional News Release

IDS' ToTAL Tech Program to Provide Training Webinars and Internships

Media Expert Availability

The House dove Tuesday into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioid abuse, as lawmakers try to tackle a crisis that's killing tens of thousands a year. Psychology professor Michael Madson, a recognized expert on substance abuse, is available today to discuss the current opioid crisis and the impact potential legislation might have on the epidemic. To schedule an interview, email mediaexpertsFREEMississippi. For a full list of USM media experts visit:

Photo and/or Video Opportunities
The USM Summer Kids Baseball Camp for youngsters in grades 1-7 is ongoing today through Thursday at Pete Taylor Park. The camp covers fundamentals such as hitting, base running, defensive techniques, primary and secondary positions. To schedule coverage, contact David Tisdale or Van Arnold.